New Delhi: Sightsavers, a leading global development organization working in over 30 countries to combat avoidable blindness and promote equal opportunities for visually impaired announced its association with internationally acclaimed actor and director, Kabir Bedi as its brand ambassador at an event held today.
Dr. S.Y. Quraishi, former chief election commissioner (CEC) of India and Honorary Chair of Sightsavers in India announced the news at a media event held today.
Since 1966, Sightsavers have impacted lives of people in 100 districts across 8 priority states by building sustainable programme models, which have been endorsed and adopted by the government.
Speaking on his association with Sightsavers India, Kabir Bedi said, “I feel great pride to be associated with Sightsavers as their brand ambassador and I take the responsibility to draw people’s attention and sensitize them in this regards. I look forward to being part of the Sightsavers family and their commendable journey in India.”
Addressing the guests at the event, Dr. S Y Quraishi, Honorary Chairman of Sightsavers India said, “I feel proud to be part of this great organization and delighted at this association with Sh. Kabir Bedi. This alliance itself signifies the convergence to a focused journey ahead amplifying the impact in the coming times.”
R N Mohanty, CEO, Sightsavers India said, “This is a great association. Mr. Bedi is a renowned actor and a popular face who believes in Sightsavers ideology. Sightsavers envisages a world when there is no blindness and will continuously strive ahead to reach out to more people and benefit them through our various programs. With this alliance, we have found a strong voice of Sh. Bedi to reiterate our own ideology to a larger audience. Sightsavers and I, warmly welcome Sh. Bedi as a part of our family.”